PLAY FOR GOAL 9
INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

WHAT’S THE GOAL?

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

  • By 2030, deploy clean technologies and make industries sustainable.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Basic infrastructure like roads, information and communication technologies, sanitation, electrical power and water remains scarce in many developing countries.

It’s about our livelihoods. The growth of new industries means improvement in the standard of living for many of us. Also, if industries pursue sustainability, this approach will have a positive effect on the environment. Climate change affects all us.

DRILLS & GAMES



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DODGEBALL WITH A TWIST

by Becca Todd, United Kingdom

Description of the game

  • Teams work together to build obstacles to protect themselves.
  • Safe zones can be added.
Throw the balls at the other team, if they get hit they go into the other team’s jail-in which they much catch a ball thrown from their team mate to be rescued.

  • Teams can make obstacles to protect themselves e.g. putting in large cones, goals or poles into their area.

VARIATION

One member of the team can rescue players in jail.

ADVANCE THE GAME

Add neutral throwers on the sides who can attack anyone!

ORGANISATION

  • Players: Any number in equal teams.
  • Area: Depends on the number of players.
  • Materials:
    • Dodgeballs or soft balls.
    • Cones and equipment that could be used creatively to make obstacles.

RAILWAY TRACK & TRAIN

by Camilla Olsen, Denmark

Description of the game

  • Have a chat about infrastructure and transport in your country and perhaps other forms of infrastructure in other countries. Include comments from the players in the game.
  • Whenever the lines cross the players have to make a pass, and change direction. Be aware they can´t cross another pair on same lines – instead they either have to wait or find another way.
  • The important part is to get the players to cooperate, as a pair, as they have to continuously pass the ball to each other on the lines.
  • The goal is to score a goal in all corners.
  • The players are divided into groups of three.
  • Two groups are facing each other.
  • Both groups are standing on a colored line.
  • The front player is passing the ball to the front player in the other group and rotate.

ORGANISATION

  • Players: Minimum 4 players.
  • Area: Flexible depending on how many players you are training.
  • Materials: Balls

TRAFFIC LIGHTS

by Camilla Olsen, Denmark

Description of the game

  • The lines on the floor are like a road network and the ball is a car.
  • Whenever the lines cross the players have to make a pass, and change direction. Be aware they can´t cross another pair on same lines – instead they either have to wait or find another way.
  • The important part is to get the players to cooperate, as a pair, as they have to continuously pass the ball to each other on the lines.
  • The goal is to score a goal in all corners.
  • One player is simulating a traffic light standing with his back facing the wall.
  • The All other players are waiting on the opposite side of the room wait of a green light to pass the “street”.
  • The traffic light goes: “Red! Yellow! Green!” and the players start running. Suddenly the traffic light yells “STOP!” and turns quickly.
  • All running players must immediately stop. If a players moves he/she must go back to start by the traffic light.
  • The first one to reach the traffic light without being send back will become the next traffic light.

ADVANCE THE GAME

Add balls and make the players dribble and control the ball while running and stopping.

ORGANISATION

  • Players: The more players the more fun.
  • Area: Flexible.
  • Materials: Balls.

FASTEST ROUTE

by Myrna Møller, Denmark

Description of the game

  • We focused on infrastructure, and why this is important in a society. We did an “obstacle course” and divided the players in two groups.
  • Running with the ball one player at the time from each group had to run through the course. The group who first got all its teammate through the obstacle course won.
  • You can make a course where the all the players have to run together and all have to touch the ball. Time them and see if there are ways of going through the course that is faster than others. 

Create GAME SITUATION

There are so many great ways to create a game. Allow the players to be quite creative with this by introducing the goal at the beginning of the match and asking them how this could be included:  Do one team have a big goal and the other a small. Do everybody play with a glas of water or change a rule every minute. 

A simple way to bring in the Global Goals when playing a match, is that every time a team scores or make a save, or during a water break they can double their points or get a point by stating a Global Goal and what they could do to help promote this in their community. Easiest to play small side games with 3-6 players, so they can hear each other.

You can always have several games going at the same time. There are some rule ideas under Goal 17.

WRAP UP & SHARE

PUT YOUR TRAINING IMPACT ON THE MAP

If you have time, give the players a chance to talk solutions, and how they them selve can do something in their every day.

  • How can industry and innovation make the world and life safer?
  • What technology makes you feel safer?
  • What industry or infrastructure would you like to introduce to your community?
  • Think about how industry impacts on your life and well-being?
  • What other global goals is supported when reaching this goal?
Your TRAINING IMPACT counts. Share it here

DID YOU CREATE A NEW IMPACT GAME TODAY?

When you and your players create your own drills for the global goals, please share it. Every game counts.

Describe your game in a drawing and add a few words and send it to us.

As a thank you we will share your Impact Game under the relevant Goal here on the website and of course crediting you and your team!

Your IMPACT GAME counts. Share it here

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